Co-Curricular Programs

Leadership Institute Fellows

The Student Leadership Council is led by two Fellows. The SLC Fellow oversees the Communications, Programming, and Community Outreach Co-Directors while the LCE Fellow oversees the Community Outreach LCE Co-Director.  These two fellows work together to organize and lead the Student Leadership Council while being a liaison between the Leadership Institute staff, Washburn campus, and the Topeka community.

Leadership Challenge Eventâ„¢ Fellow: Sarah Edelman

Sarah Edelman

Sarah Nicole Edelman is a 2013 graduate from Sabetha High School. Her parents are John and Margaret Rebant. Currently, Sarah is a senior majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Leadership Studies.

Sarah’s favorite part about the Leadership Institute is the opportunities that it has provided. She has attended a mixture of conferences and labs along with the Leadership Institute. Sarah states, “I have also met many amazing, influential people that have made an impact not only in my life but those around me at these events. Those experiences would not have happened had I not joined the Leadership Institute.”

Sarah looks forward to working with a new, young Student Leadership Council this upcoming year. She believes that each member will bring fresh and exciting ideas to the table, and truly make an impact. “I cannot wait to see how they will make their positions truly their own and help the Leadership Institute grow and evolve.”

Student Leadership Council Fellow: Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly

Ryan Patrick Kelly is a 2013 graduate of Seaman High School in Topeka, Kansas. His parents are Lisa and Patrick Kelly. Currently, Ryan is a senior majoring in International Business and Marketing, with minors in Communications and Leadership. He plans to attend law school after graduating from Washburn University.

Ryan’s favorite part of the Leadership Institute is the hands on experience that it gives to all of its students. He says that “through events such as Leadership Labs, the Leadership Challenge Event and many more, the Leadership Institute’s commitment to ensuring that students practice leadership in action is what I admire most.”

In the next year, Ryan looks forward to the many different perspectives that come with having a new incoming Student Leadership Council. “With new voices, fledgling students ready to take on college life and returners excited to make the Institute even better than it already is, I know this will be a great year!”